The 4 Virtues of a Leader A leader inspires us with their energy, presence, commitment, and ability to make a difference. But where but does their success arise from? Is it innate gifts, or qualities that we all can develop? “Each of us, no matter what our title or job, can become an engaging and inspiring leader by cultivating the same essential virtues found in the classic hero’s journey,” says Eric Kaufmann.
Leadership, like the hero’s journey, starts at the edge of your comfort zone. Your particular path to achievement takes you away from the know and familiar, requires service to community, and brings about uncertainty and change. Uncertainty triggers anxiety; it's also the opening to growth, innovation, and evolution.
With The Four Virtues of a Leader, Eric shares powerful strategies for developing the fundamental competencies every leader must possess:
- Awareness that ignites confidence and vision
- Courage to move toward uncertainty and risk
- Discipline to persevere through discouragement and challenge
- Humility to stay in service and commitment to your people
This is a program for leaders who are seekers; for those who choose to explore the unknown, accelerate results, and unfold their authentic selves.
- Apply a four step process to managing ambiguity and anxiety.
- Develop a plan for addressing fear in leadership.
- Analyze and minimize the barriers to addressing uncertainty in leadership.
- Leverage resilience, courage, discipline, and perspective to produce both powerful and empowering results.
- Deepen the ability to develop leadership skills that people want to follow.
About the Speaker
Speaker: Eric Kaufmann, Executive Coach
Eric Kaufmann is an author, facilitator and executive coach who guides leaders to go below the surface and beyond the obvious so they can think more clearly, make better decisions, and relate wholeheartedly. Eric is President of Sagatica, a leadership advisory firm for leaders and teams seeking to prevail in critical personal or organization transitions, whose clients include Sony, SunPower, Verizon, T-Mobile, Genentech, Union-Tribune, Union Bank, and BAE Systems. By applying tested processes and skills that blend Strategic Thinking with Zen Practices, Eric guides leaders to evolve and change, and upgrade their priorities, strategies, and skills.
Eric’s book, The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results, explores the four virtues shared by successful, passionate, and creative leaders and how they navigate through uncertainty and anxiety. Eric’s work is shaped from the crucible of his journey which includes 17 years of leadership consulting and coaching, management roles at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology, a quarter century of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, working as a certified hypnotherapist, and even from living in a year-long retreat in an isolated cabin he built in the mountains of New Mexico.